Ilves becomes advisor to US policy institute focused on Central and Eastern Europe ({{commentsTotal}})


Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has joined the advisory council for the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), the Office of the President announced today. The CEPA is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan public policy research institute in the United States that focuses on Central and Eastern Europe.

New members of the council include Ilves, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum, former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, former US State Department Counselor Eliot Cohen, former US Assistant Secretary of State Brian Hook, and former Lithuanian Minister of Defense Rasa Juknevičienė.

Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford Timothy Garton Ash, and the Secretary General of the Slovak Atlantic Commission Róbert Vass, were also added.

"The CEPA is delighted to be joined by such a distinguished group of Atlanticist leaders and public intellectuals," said CEPA president Wess Mitchell in a prepared statement. "Atlanticism is under siege in Central and Eastern Europe. With the help of our expanded advisory council, the CEPA will be more active than ever in fighting for freedom and security in this critical region."

Over the past decade, the CEPA spent much of its effort in policy discussions relating to defense, energy and democratic reform in Central and Eastern Europe. You can see the institute’s website here.

Senior editor of The Economist magazine, Edward Lucas, was named Tuesday as a CEPA senior vice president in charge of leading the institute's efforts on strategic planning and outreach.

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